Friday, April 23, 2010


Infertility sucks. When you're given the diagnosis of infertility, it's an incredibly overwhelming moment. And then you quickly come to the realization that it's going to be a long and treacherous journey to (maybe) have the baby/babies you wanted. Along the way, you will experience the gamut of emotions: sadness, hope, grief, despair, sheer joy, disappointment, anger… you name, you will experience it at some point along the way. As I said, infertility sucks.

Well, I’ve been there and while everyone has a unique story, I wanted to create a place where you can come to for practical and emotional support. I want to impart all of the information I gathered through my years of trying to have a baby so you don’t feel so lost.

Infertility consumed me; it became my life. I researched everything and anything on the how, why, what, who’s of the world of ART (Artificial Reproductive Technology). I know not everyone has the time to devote their every waking moment to this, so think of this blog as the Cliff Notes to infertility. Additionally, I will keep you abreast of all infertility related updates in news and entertainment.

Beyond the practical information, what I longed for the most was to find someone to talk to. Someone who truly understood what I was going through. Someone who wasn’t going to say “Just relax. It will happen.” Well, I’m E. your infertility doula – consider me your virtual shoulder to cry on, your friend who can always find the humor in the darkest of moments (yes, there will be many of both), and the person you can ask anything to (there’s no such thing as TMI here).

Whether you are just getting started, already on the roller coaster or finally on a new chapter, I hope you find the support you’re looking for. Always feel free to ask questions, make suggestions for future blog topics or simply vent.

* Doula means “woman who serves” in Ancient Greek. 


Slackie O. said...

Thank you for taking the time and effort to provide "inside-information" and support to those of us who are still in the middle of all this!

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